How to Recover Password for ZIP Files

For the purpose of easy transportation or emailing, many people compress files or documents to a ZIP file, which would make the size of the files smaller. While, the side effects of this may be that you have no access to any of the files or documents once losing the ZIP password.

In this case, I give you a way to recover your ZIP password. I learnt it from a friend who is kind of a computer geek. He introduced a software tool named ZIP Password Recovery, a professional tool designed for ZIP password recovery, which is very easy to use and efficient in recovery ZIP password.

Now follow me to see how the magic software manages to recover ZIP password.

Step1. After download and installation press “Open” on the main interface to select and import ZIP file to the program. You are allowed to import one file at a time.

Step2. Select an attack option and then define the option for each attack.

Note: The options of attacks are Brute-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack, and Dictionary Attack, which all manage to recover ZIP file password successfully. But you should know that the three attacks work differently. Try Dictionary Attack if you cannot remember clearly which password you used in the RAR file. Make sure that you put your frequently used passwords in a text file so as to give some reference to the program. The “Brute-force with Mask” attack works well if you still remember some of your password, for instance, length of the password. But if you cannot think of anything about the password you could try “Brute-force” attack, and leave the rest to the program, which takes relatively longer time.

Step3. After all these are done, you start the decryption process. And the ZIP password you’ve been thinking about would be displayed on the popup window of the program.

Now that you have the ZIP Password Recovery, I am sure you will never be afraid of losing ZIP password, because you can feel free to use it to recover ZIP password at anytime. What’s cool about this program is that you are allowed to use the program as many times as you want as long as you purchased and get the registration code.

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How to use Free WinRAR Password Recovery Tool for Windows and Mac OS

Many people are searching for a totally free .rar password recovery tool with great efforts, but found nothing. Here we’d like to share an open source and Free WinRAR Password Cracker named John the Ripper (JTR) with you.

Part I. How to Use Free RAR Password Recovery Tool for Windows

You need to install the rar and john the ripper tools so:
sudo apt-get install rar john
You also need a wordlist, the rockyou is a good start.

Here is the script:

#!/bin/bash echo “RAR-JTR Decrypt Script”; if [ $# -ne 2 ] then echo “Usage $0 <rarfile> <wordlist>”; exit; fi rar l $1 for i in $(john –wordlist=$2 –rules –stdout)  do echo -ne “\rtrying \”$i\” ”  rar e -o+ -inul -p$i $1 >/dev/null  STATUS=$? if [ $STATUS -eq 0 ]; then echo -e “\nArchive password is: \”$i\””  break fi done

And here is a sample run:

$ ./ lame2.rar lame.dic  RAR-JTR Decrypt Script RAR 3.93 Copyright (c) 1993-2010 Alexander Roshal 15 Mar 2010 Shareware version Type RAR -? for help Archive lame2.rar Name Size Packed Ratio Date Time Attr CRC Meth Ver
*lame.txt 46 48 104% 16-08-12 18:03 -rw-r–r– 37F47C80 m3b 2.9
1 46 48 104% words: 405 time: 0:00:00:00 100% w/s: 40500 current: Lamepassing trying “Lamepassed”  Archive password is: “Lamepassed”

Please note: John the Ripper is not for the beginner, and does NOT crack WPA. You must be able to use Terminal, there is no GUI.  If you are not good at coding, there is a rar password recovery tool (free downloaded) recommended.

Part II. Recover RAR Password for Mac OS

rar password recovery for mac

John the Ripper is a fast password cracker, currently available for many flavors of UNIX, Windows, DOS, BeOS, and OpenVMS. But for Mac OS, you have to purchase JTR Pro, which is not free.

Platforms Supported:

PowerPC and Intel Based Macintosh Computers running MacOS X.

Primary Use:

Testing the password security implemented on various computing platforms including MacOS X Tiger/Leopard/Lion. Very useful for professionals that provide penetration testing services.

Software Available:

A Macintosh computer with a G3 PowerPC, G4 PowerPC, G5 PowerPC or Intel processor or Windows system with a modern Intel processor is recommended for the best performance.

Please note: John the Ripper is not for the beginner, and does NOT crack WPA. You must be able to use Terminal, there is no GUI. If you wish to install from scratch, you’ll need Xcode.

Enjoy Free RAR Password Recovery Tool!

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How to Crack RAR Password for Mac OS

Have you ever had a problem in cracking RAR files for Mac OS? Many people have searched for a good solution for this difficult issue. Here we are introducing a usable RAR crack for Mac.

This program uses a brute force algorithm to guess your encrypted compressed file\’s password. If you forget your encrypted file password, this program is the solution. This program can unlock zip, 7z and rar file passwords.

How to use RarCrack to do rar password recovery for Mac

rarcrack your_encrypted_archive.ext [–threads thread_num] [–type rar|zip|7z]

Everything in [] are optional, rarcrack default crack two threads and autodetect the archive type. If the detection wrong you can specify the correct file type with the type parameter. RarCrack currently crack maximum in 12 threads.

After the cracking started RarCrack will print the current status of cracking and save it’s to a status file. If you want more specific password character set, you need to run RarCrack to create the XML status file (3 sec).

                       <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>






This is a sample XML file, and you see there is a character set. If you want, you can modify this file and when you start RarCrack again the program will be use new variables.

Warning: Take care when you changing this file, make sure the current password don’t have characters outside the abc[character set]!

If you want to get more information about RAR password unlock for Mac, please go and vistit:

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How to Unrar Password Protected RAR File without Password

How to open a .rar file extension

  1. Locate the RAR archive that you would like to extract using Windows Explorer, or Finder (for Mac users).
  2. Double-click on the RAR archive to launch your system’s default RAR extraction tool, and to display the contents of the folder in the RAR extraction tool.
  3. Click “Extract” to extract the contents of the RAR archive to an uncompressed folder.
  4. If prompted, choose the location of the folder to save the contents to and click “Save” or “Extract.” Otherwise, the contents will be saved in the same location as the RAR source file.

How to unrar protected rar file without password

 If you want to unrar password protected WinRAR file, just use the fastest and most efficient RAR/WinRAR password recovery software. Here is a step-by-step guide.

Step 1. Download and install this RAR password recovery tool. Import the password protected .rar file by clicking “open”.

Step  2. Select an attack type to unrar the protected RAR password. There are three attack types in our program for you to recover your password. They are Brute-force attack, Brute-force with Mask attack and Dictionary attack.

Note: If you select Brute-Force with Mask or Dictionary Attack, there are settings needed to be defined by yourself. All the settings depends on the password clues.

Step 4: Click “Start” button and then you will get your lost password and unrar the protected rar file.

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How to extract an encrypted WinRAR file without password

Have you ever had such a situation, when you downloaded some files in RAR format and tried to extract it, but there is a popup keeping asking for a password? That means the RAR file is encrypted by a password. The best solution for this issue is to use third-party software to extract the encrypted RAR file without password.

In case you don’t know the password of the WinRAR file, your RAR file isn’t still necessarily lost. WinRAR Password Recovery is designed to help you extract password encrypted RAR file. Now let’s see how the WinRAR 2012 password recovery works:

(Note: Before recovering WinRAR password, you need to first download this RAR Password Recovery in your computer here:

Step1. Import the encrypted RAR file.

After download the tool in your computer, install and launch it quickly. Then in the primary interface, click “Open” to upload the locked WinRAR file on the program.

Step2. Go with a brute-force attack type.

On the “Recovery” tab, you’ll find 3 attack types: Brute-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack, Dictionary Attack. Choose any one of them and define each attack setting including the Min/Max Entire password, if you’ll find letters, numbers, capital letters etc. contained in the password and so forth.

 Step3. Extract WinRAR file without password.

Now click on “Start” to start WinRAR file extract. Within seconds or minutes, you’ll recuperate RAR password displayed in a box.

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How to Know the Password of a RAR File

“I have downloaded a .rar file which is very rare and important to me. It is protected by password and I don’t have the password.”

Many people have met the same problem, when you have downloaded movies or something else from the Internet or rapidshare, and when you try to open the downloaded RAR file, being asked for “Enter password for the encrypted file”. This is really annoying you, isn’t?

1. What is a RAR file

RAR is the native format of WinRAR archiver. Like other archives, RAR files are data containers, they store one or several files in the compressed form. After you downloaded RAR file from Internet, you need to unpack its contents in order to use it.

2. How to handle RAR files

WinRAR provides the complete support for RAR files, so you may both create and unpack them. If you installed WinRAR on your computer and downloaded RAR file from Internet, you may double click on RAR file icon to open it in WinRAR, select all files, press “Extract To” button, enter a destination path and press “OK”. Another way is to click on the RAR file in Explorer using the right mouse button. If you enabled “Shell integration” option when installing WinRAR, the file context menu will contain “Extract to …” item.

Some RAR files can be parts of multi-volume sequences. In WinRAR you can split a huge archive to a few smaller files, which are called volumes. They may have extensions .rar (the first volume), .r00, .r01, …, or .part1.rar (the first volume), .part2.rar, …, etc. If you need to unpack volumes, place all them to the same folder and start extraction from the first volume.

3. How to know password in WinRAR

Download a RAR Password Recovery Tool, with only few clicks, you can get to know RAR password.

Then just follow few steps: browse a locked rar file -> Select a attack type ->start rar password recovery -> get to know WinRAR password.

Tips for 3 Attacks.
a. Brute-Force Attack. This Attack will try all possible characters combinations in the specified Range. The Range is defined by Password Length and Brute-Force Range Options.

b. Brute-Force with Mask Attack. This Attack is useful when you remeber a part of Password. For example if you remember that length of your password was 6 characters and password begins from “M”, you can define the mask “M????” and save the time by trying 5 symbols instead of 6.M Password Mask must be defined to use this Attack.

c. Dictionary Attack. This Attack verifies the words stored in the specified Dictionary File. The dictionary is just the text (ASCII file) with one work at a line; the lines are separated with line breaks. You can set additional Dictionary Options for this Attack. A Dictionary Attack is much more faster than Brute-Force so we recommend to run it first.

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Windows 8 downgrade rights crucial to success

Computerworld – Downgrade rights will be critical to Windows 8’s acceptance in the enterprise, but if they’re exercised by consumers, it’s a sign Microsoft’s newest OS has pulled a “Vista,” analysts said today.

For consumers, downgrade rights, which let customers replace a newer version of Windows with an older edition without paying for two copies, are available only in copies of Windows 8 Pro pre-installed on new PCs. On the other hand, corporations with enterprise licensing agreements, including the annuity-like Software Assurance, are always allowed to downgrade from any version of Windows to any previous edition.

Downgrade rights broke out of their enterprise niche to became a hot topic after Windows Vista’s 2007 launch when many consumers rebelled and turned back the clocks on their PCs to run XP instead.

It was one of several signals that Vista was on shaky ground.

Compared to Vista, interest in Windows 7’s downgrade rights has been minimal. Today, Windows 7 is the world’s most-used version of Windows, with a share nearly two-and-a-half times that of Vista at its peak.

“For enterprises, downgrade rights are tremendously important [for Windows 8],” said Michael Silver, an analyst with Gartner. “Most of the traditional form factors — desktops and notebooks — will be downgraded. But if it gets so bad that consumers downgrade, that’s a disaster for Microsoft. That means there’s word in the public that [Windows 8] is just bad.”

Exercising downgrade rights in business is not unusual, but they will be more important than in 2009, when Microsoft launched Windows 7.

“On the enterprise side, my thinking would be along these lines. I’ve just finished my plan to upgrade XP to Windows 7, and along comes Windows 8,” said Michael Cherry of Directions on Microsoft. “This is the last thing I need right now. I don’t want to stop to evaluate Windows 8.”

Cherry has a point.

Most companies have either recently finished, or are in the middle of, migrating from the 11-year-old Windows XP to Windows 7. Even Microsoft acknowledges this.

“Today, approximately 40% of enterprise desktops worldwide are on Windows 7, and we see continued momentum as the remaining desktops upgrade from Windows XP over the next two years,” said Peter Klein, Microsoft’s chief financial officer, in an April 2012 earnings call.

By the end of the next quarter, Klein reported in July, the 40% had grown to 50%.

Rather than adopt Windows 8, companies with enterprise agreements will simply downgrade newly-purchased PCs to Windows 7, Silver and Cherry agreed.

“Those who have finished a Windows 7 rollout will probably want to stay homogenous,” said Cherry.

Their expectations about Windows 8 and downgrades are due in no small part to factors outside the operating system’s control.

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How to Unlock WinRAR Password When You Forgot WinRAR Password

unlock winrar passwordI forgot WinRAR password, I didn’t know what to do.” I usually see these posts in forum. Today’s topic is about how to unlock WinRAR password. First, let’s read 2 posts.

Post A: How to unlock the password of .rar file?

I have downloaded a *.rar file but unfortunately it is locked. However, the file’s name looks as if it was the password, so I entered this sequence of characters and digits but it didn’t work. So anybody can help you unlock the password or just crack the file without knowing the password?

Post B: How to find forgotten *.rar password?

On my laptop I compressed a pretty large file into WinRAR file. I couldn’t remember if I put a password on it or I did but I got no clues about this password at all. However when I tried to decompress it earlier today it said that I needed a password. I just wanted to know, is there any program or anyway of find out the password even just getting me in somehow?

After reading over the above 2 posts, what are you thinking about? You might be thinking about the ways to troubleshoot the problem if you were in that situation I guess. Things may get a little bit complicated since you cannot get the forgotten WinRAR password back in the way that you find your Email account password through an alternative Email address. Then, is it possible to unlock WinRAR password?

Here’s the solution to unlock the forgotten WinRAR password.

Yes, we can again unlock the lost or forgotten WinRAR password and even in a very easy way. That is using a credible third party software program like RAR Password Recovery tool to locate the password and open the encrypted file. RAR Password Recovery offers you 3 powerful attacks: Brute-force with Mask Attack, Brute-force Attack and Dictionary Attack to decrypt the lost password at alarming speed.

Here are all the steps about WinRAR password unlocker with RAR Password Recovery:

Step1: Download RAR Password Recovery, then install it on your computer.

Step2: Double click on RAR Password Recovery icon to launch it quickly.

Step3: Click the Open button on the top of RAR Password Recovery main windows to load your locked WinRAR archive.

Step4: Choose an attack type from 3 attacks and then define each attack setting. (Note: If you choose Brute-force Attack, then the program will automatically search the password for you after having a click on Start button, no need of character sets setting.)

Step5: Click Start button. After you finish the steps above mentioned, RAR Password Recovery start to unlock the password of your WinRAR archive. Within minutes, you will unlock your forgotten WinRAR password from a box.

Tip: Another way of unlocking the unknown WinRAR password for an archive which was downloaded from the Internet is to ask for the Webmaster who allowed you to download that file. This probably will enhance the chance of getting forgotten WinRAR password.

If you have any other suggestion, please inform us. Your recommendation will be highly welcomed.

Unlock WinRAR Password now

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How to Crack an Encrypted WinRAR Archive without Password?

crack winrar passwordWinRAR, much like WinZip, compresses files and supports a wide array of file extensions such as *.zip and *.rar etc. When you create a file archive with WinRAR, you can create a password for the archive so that no one else can access your files without permission. WinRAR appears to be the best choice for data compression protection as its security features give it a distinct edge. However, as long as you think your protected WinRAR archive can go publicly or you just forgot or lost its password somehow, you then need to crack WinRAR password in order to get access.

How to crack WinRAR password?
To crack or remove WinRAR password when it is not forgotten yet is quite easy. Simply by clicking “Extract To” from the list of options on the selected encrypted WinRAR archive. Next entering the current password of the archive, then you will have successfully cracked the WinRAR password. But for the WinRAR whose password has already been lost or forgotten, one needs to pick up a professional RAR password recovery to crack it.

Selecting a third party RAR Password Recovery application
While selecting an app to crack a forgotten WinRAR password, please use RAR Password Recovery. This program makes use of strategies like “brute force” and others to search and locate your forgotten password. It works offline and can instantly recover your password by displaying it in a box front of you. So do trust it and don’t hesitate to free download it from this site:

Running RAR Password Recovery
After you download this powerful WinRAR password cracker tool onto your computer, you then can quickly run it. Follow the below steps and you will get back your lost WinRAR password in a second!

  1. Load the target RAR file.
  2. Select one type of attacks you want to launch. i.e. choosing brute-force with mask attack.
  3. Define the character sets and password length. (If possible)
  4. Click on “Start” to initiate RAR password recovery.
  5. You are done and your forgotten encrypted RAR password will be shown in a box.

Tips and Warnings

  • If you still remember some information of your WinRAR password, say appropriate password length, letter and number or symbol combinations etc, you are highly advised to select Brute-force with Mask Attack while performing RAR password recovery process.
  • The free download version of RAR Password Recovery can only display the RAR passwords which are no less than 3 characters. If the password you need to crack contains more than 3 characters, you will have to purchase the full version of RAR Password Recovery.
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How to Bypass a Lost or Forgotten WinRAR Password?

WinRAR password bypassWinRAR is a popular program that allows users to create archives in the format RAR files. These archives have a smaller file size than the original file(s) which makes them ideal for transferring via Email, instant message of small drives such as USB drives. For purpose of security, people can add a password to a WinRAR archive to prevent from unauthorized access to open or modify it. However, you sometimes may forget this password and if that happens, how would do you bypass WinRAR password? And also there are occasions when you get a very important WinRAR archive from your ex co-worker, you don’t realize this archive is password protected until he or she has left your company. If you don’t your ex co-worker’s contact number, then what an embarrassment it would be!

Personally I think there are only 2 feasible ways to bypass your lost or forgotten WinRAR password. One is trying your best to recall it and the other is using a RAR password bypass tool.

Bypass WinRAR password by recalling it.

If you forgot the password of your WinRAR archive, you might get it back by recalling it. Sometimes we forgot a password just because of an uneasy mood. If we calm down and take a rest or relax, later we might think out the password. So, if you are still facing the WinRAR password forgotten problem, why not take a rest first and rack your brains to remember it later?

Bypass your WinRAR password with RAR Password Recovery.

If you forgot the password of your WinRAR file and you failed to recall it, your RAR file isn’t still necessarily lost. This is because you can use a program called RAR Password Recovery to crack the code. Now let’s see how this program works on WinRAR 2012 password recovery:
(Note: Before recovering WinRAR password, you should first download this RAR Password Recovery to your computer at this site:

Step1. Import the target RAR file.
After download the tool to your computer, install and launch it quickly. Then in the main interface, click “Open” to upload the locked WinRAR file to the program.

Step2. Choose a brute-force attack type.
On the “Recovery” tab, there are 3 attack types: Brute-force Attack, Brute-force with Mask Attack, Dictionary Attack. Choose any one of them and define each attack setting such as the Min/Max Length of the password, if there are letters, numbers, capital letters etc. included in the password and so on.

Step3. Recover WinRAR password.
Now simply click “Start” to begin WinRAR password bypass. Within seconds or minutes, you will get the exact RAR password displayed in a box.

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